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worthy

wor·thy

worthy

 
 
pronunciation:
wuhr thi
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: worthier, worthiest
definition 1: having adequate or considerable worth or merit; admirable; commendable.
She donates money for famine relief and other worthy causes.The volunteers put in a worthy effort to save the historic building.
antonyms:
disreputable, unworthy, worthless
similar words:
acceptable, admirable
definition 2: deserving (often fol. by of).
He's a man worthy of his reputation.Her essay was certainly worthy of the praise it received.
antonyms:
unworthy
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part of speech: noun
inflections: worthies
definition: a person of great importance, renown, or worth.
Of all the worthies to have received the award, she is the first woman.
antonyms:
nobody
similar words:
figure
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derivations: worthily (adv.), worthiness (n.)